Chipinge receives US$2 000 Covid equipment from Lighthouse Trust

From Left Mt Selinda hospital Matron Juliet Chifamba, Chipinge DCC William Mashava, Kudakwashe Khosa, UCCZ Vice President Rev Mutsumbeyi, Rev Mhlanga (local pastor of UCCZ) and Lighthouse Mission Trust chairperson Prosper Sidhuli.

Ellen Mlambo

CHIPINGE- Lighthouse Mission Trust, a nongovernmental organisation with an interest in the education of underprivileged children has donated an assortment of equipment to United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe (UCCZ) run medical centers in Chipinge.

The donations to Mt Selinda and Chikore hospitals were made yesterday.

The received donations included oxygen concentrator, respiratory nebulizers, altrovent, canoulers and oxygen masks valued at US$2 195. Lighthouse Mission Trust chairperson Prosper Sidhuli confirmed the donation to Chipinge Times.

The Trust was founded in 2015 by Susan Heppenstoal who is based in the USA.

Sidhuli said the donation was triggered by the death of one of the UCCZ pastors, Rev Peter Khosa who died because there was no equipment at the hospital to assist him when he was infected with Covid19.

“We understand there was no requisite Covid equipment when Rev Khosa died at a local hospital. This touched Susan who then decided to make this donation in memory of him and to assist the communities,” said Sidhuli.

Mt Selinda hospital received its first ever oxygen concentrator worthy US$1 700.

“However, our main objective as an organization is to fund underprivileged children in Ward 17 from Primary to Tertiary level. Currently we are supporting children from 17 families with fees, uniforms and stationary. Some are getting monthly food rations,” said Sidhuli.

The function for the Covid equipment was attended by UCCZ vice president Rev Mutsumbeyi and Chipinge District Development Co-ordinator William Mashava.

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